Publication Date: July 23, 2017
2017: 235 taken into captivity, 570 slaughtered.
Keiko never set out to be an activist, but when she’s sent on an assignment to Taiji, Japan, the ball is set in motion. Reporting on the brutal yearly slaughter of hundreds of dolphins alters her life.
Over the course of ten years Keiko follows the highs and lows of the campaign to stop the slaughter of dolphins in Japan and attempts to bring change through her articles. Will her efforts and that of many others be enough?
*Though fictional, Red Days is based on a series of true events up until January 2017*
*I received an advanced copy of this book to be honestly reviewed*
This was...WOW. Eye opening, fascinating, heart-warming, but also utterly heartbreaking! I know the characters are fictional while being set around real events, but their lives when not at the cove carried through and really made it feel real. The articles Keiko wrote felt like I was reading real articles, and not something in book. It's obvious that Ms. Sparrow is very passionate about the issues here; it comes through loud and clear through her characters. So powerfully written!
I cried a little, I'll admit it, and I shared in the little triumphs the activists had, even though these specific ones may not have been exactly real. This was just so well written. If you're an animal lover, I highly, HIGHLY suggest you read this book. You'll also enjoy the bonus short story at the end, I think!
Bob says: 5 Powerful Platypires!